A warm welcome to the Parish of Ardkeen Website.
The website has been redesigned and features a new ‘banner’ and layout with the addition of several more tabs which we hope will make navigation easier. At the ‘click of a mouse’ you can access key information about our Parish Services as well as getting a ‘feel’ for our vibrant Parish community and an insight into life in this beautiful part of the Ards Peninsula.
The Events page is always up to speed, so whether you are at home or abroad, you can keep up to date with Liturgical Celebrations and social activities which record life ‘as it is’. Inn the last number of recent years, the Parish has had to undertaken substantial renovation work to both our Churches with the most recent work to St Joseph’s being completed in 2017 – look under the “Renovations” tab to see what has been happening.
Nothing could be truer than the phrase – ‘Learning is life-long’– you are encouraged, no matter what stage/age you are at, to open the School link from time to time. St. Mary’s Primary School is renowned for excellence in all aspects of education – the School link allows you to share in the excitement of growing in faith, in learning and having fun.
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Fr Anthony Alexander, PP
46 Blackstaff Road
Tel: (028) 4273 8294
Bulletin Items – no later than 10am on Thursday mornings!
Tel: (028) 4273 8175
Our Parish Motif
Our Parish Logo, which is used on our website and other Parish literature, was inspired by the ideas and suggestions of a Parish youth group, in celebration of the Jubilee Year (2000) The Lily represents the Church of Mount St. Joseph. The Acorns are a symbol of the wonderful potential of the young people of the Parish. The Radiant Star represents the Church of St. Mary, Star of the Sea and the Oak Tree stands for the experience and wisdom of the adult Parishioners. The symbols are set against an outline of the two Churches in our Parish and the base of waves reminds us of Strangford Lough on our Western boundary and the Irish Sea on the East.